A Soldier for Peace

[Of Special Interest to Children]

Dick was nearly eight years old, and had been going to the Christian Science Sunday School since he was two. During this time he had learned many wonderful truths. Often he was able to solve problems by applying what he had learned, but sometimes his mother helped him.

One day his mother told him there was a way he could be a soldier for peace, a way he could guard against error. Then she read from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy the following sentences (p. 392): "Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously."

Dick did a lot of thinking about these statements. To "stand porter at the door of thought." he knew, means to stand guard against wrong thinking. Most of the time he was a good porter and thought only happy and loving thoughts, but late one afternoon he ran into the house crying. He found his mother in the living room. She looked up slowly as Dick said: "Jimmy was so mean today, Mother. He called me a name and then all the other boys started using it. It's a funny name, and they won't stop."

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"Keep the door of my lips"
April 19, 1947

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